Eduardo J. Padrón
Office of the President
300 N.E. Second Avenue
Miami, Florida 33132-2297
Message From the President
Thursday, February 14, 2008
MDC Hosts Free Community Health Fair
For the third consecutive year, Miami Dade College is hosting a free Community Health Fair, offering health information and services to those who may not otherwise have access to regular medical attention. The 2008 fair will take place on Saturday, Feb. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Medical Center Campus, 950 N.W. 20 Street, Miami.
The Community Health Fair represents another way MDC is reaching out to meet the needs of our community. Health fair attendees will have access to glaucoma, blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol tests, along with chair massages, spinal and vision screenings, dental exams, information on nutrition, heart disease and cancer prevention. This year, free mammograms will also be provided.
In addition to these services, nurse practitioners will be onsite to follow up with individuals whenever necessary. Kid Care will join the health fair in the Children's Corner and a free coalition mobile unit will teach children and parents about home and car safety.
Thank you to Dr. Kathie Sigler, interim president of the Medical Center Campus; Madeline Pumariega, Medical Center Campus' dean of students and administrative services; the members of the Health Fair Committee, and our sponsors: Aetna, Florida Blood Centers, Health Foundation of South Florida, Miami-Dade Transit, American Medical Depot, the Miami-Dade County Commission and Univision for their support and hard work in bringing these much-needed services to South Florida residents.